“And in that day, declares the LORD, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more. And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety. And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.
by: Cheryl Steele.
Hosea and his wife, Gomer, provide us with an ideal example of physical and spiritual adultery. Gomer was dissatisfied with her covenant relationship with Hosea and went looking for something she thought would be better, just as many of us do. Hosea went and redeemed her just as God does with us. This passage shows us just how much God wants to bring us back into a restored relationship with Him through a transformation of the Old Covenant into something brand new. Eventually, those of us who accept this New Covenant will find it impossible to be unfaithful to God.